__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Tuesday 30 May 2006 17:00 \__
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> on Tue, 30 May 2006 14:18:30 +0100
>> __/ [ Linonut ] on Tuesday 30 May 2006 13:01 \__
>>> Got this message in a console Window while running Abiword:
>>> Dashboard: Sending cluepacket...
>>> I thought it was funny.
>>> I tried sending a cluepacket to Erik, but it came back:
>>> Dashboard: connect: Connection refused
>> That's the status you will typically get when the server is overwhelmed in
>> the midst of DDOS attacks. The Windows zombies must be attacking
>> Funkenbusch.com again... which provides a clue.
> Well, it's apparently up at the moment and
> it's a...(drum roll)...Apache 2.0.54!
> (Erm, anyone see a slight incongruity there?)
> Then again, it may not be the same guy. Does Erik live in Minnesota?
I pointed out this 'Apacheness' to him. That was quite some time ago. Yes,
he's a Webmaster somewhere in that area, probably at some academic
institute, to be precise. This explains why he knows commercial CMS's and
jumps at any opportunity to rave about them.
Anyhoo... even Apache cannot save you from Windows zombies. It can cope with
/more/ of them, but they cannot be defeated. UIP's are too diverse for
filtering because they are controlled remotely, by proxy. I was a sufferer
myself on several occasions... here's a small sample that I could gather by
filtering by the keyword 'zombie'...
It's not just DDOS attacks that zombies are used for to bang on Linux